Baked Banoffee Cheesecake RecipeĀ 

Its been almost a year since my first banoffee cheesecake post, well, 345 days to be precise. I can definitely say I have never spent so much time perfecting a recipe but it really was worth it! If you count each individual layer I’ve made this 6 times now and am yet to have any major hiccups – so its about time I shared the final thing with you lovely people! There must be others out there that are lacking banoffee cheesecake in their life, please indulge yourself ad give this recipe a go – its pretty straight forward actually, the only fiddly bit being how I make it in separate parts and frankly if the idea of flipping a cheesecake onto a caramel covered base doesn’t take your fancy, then take a moment to celebrate your rationality and read on anyway – I have an alternative idea šŸ™‚

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Quick update on the banana-caramel situationĀ 

They arn’t the best friends.

Well, we already knew that. But I decided to put them side by side, under supervision and see how they got along.

They weren’t pleased at all. I even dipped the banana in lemon juice first. I made simple, pure, melted sugar caramel which I tried dipping the banana slice in, it came out clean and slightly cooked, so I tried pouring it over and it wasn’t too keen on that either. 

Someone from work suggested its probably due to the water content pf fresh fruit. Which does make sense, perhaps I’ll follow his idea of using dried banana.

 
The next day:  the caramel has  turned to liquid. So, I’ve had them for breakfast on my porridge šŸ™‚  

Light as a Feather Gluten Free Sponge

Genoise sponge is my go to cake recipe, its such a simple and versatile sponge. The only bad thing about it is that you could literally never stop eating it, it’s not dense or sickly sweet allowing fillings to be shown off. I love it with cream and berries, chocolate ganache, mousses, lemon drizzle, … Turn all your favourite flavoured cakes into fat free versions! Well, besides the cream of course. But this post is about my gluten free version.

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My Little Sister’s 11th Birthday Cake

I loved being 11. I can’t remember why exactly, perhaps it was living on a mountain I was free to roam at ease, spending my summers swimming in beautiful rivers, becoming finally fluent in the language I was studying in, the joys of childhood were many for me. I really can’t complain. It was also the year my youngest sister was born. And here we are, 11 years later! It deserved a good cake. A cake planned by the birthday girl herself!

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